Travel and Tourism

Travel and Tourism: Attracting More International Visitors to the USA

The Commercial Service helps U.S. tourism companies including promotion bureaus, CVBs, hotels, tour operators, and more to capture international business. We support you through the activities of our Travel & Tourism (T&T) Team comprised of tourism specialists throughout the U.S.

Team members can help you understand global markets, develop international marketing plans, meet buyers at international trade shows, and much more.

Learn more about what we can do for you:

Highlights and Upcoming Events:

Wow! OUTDOOR FUN | China | September 8-18, 2015

The U.S. Commercial Service and Visit USA China committee is organizing a China-wide Tourism Promotion Mission (WoW!) focusing on Outdoor Fun in Shanghai, Chengdu, Wuhan, Shenyang and Beijing from September 8th to September 17th, 2015 for U.S. tourism clients and trade promoters including U.S. CVBs, State tourism agencies, airlines, tour operators and other tourism suppliers, service providers and promotion entities.

The WoW Outdoor Mission Offers:

  • Develop U.S. tourism client relationships with local key governmental contacts
  • Develop U.S. tourism client relationships with local major outbound tour industries, including tour operators
  • Identify and establish U.S. tourism client presence in China’s best prospective tourism markets
  • Promote U.S. tourism interests
  • Promote U.S. and China trade relationship

Dates:

  • September 8 – Shanghai
  • September 10 – Chengdu
  • September 14 – Wuhan
  • September 16 – Shenyang
  • September 18 – Beijing

Participation Fee / Each City:

  • VisitUSA China Committee Members: $800.00
  • None-VisitUSA China Committee Members: $1000.00

Learn more about the event by clicking here.


Contacts for each city:

Beijing Stop
Ms. Wei Jing
010 8531 4296
18614095876 / 13810497254
Jing.wei@trade.gov

Shanghai Stop
Ms. Stellar Chu
021 6279 8726
Stellar.chu@trade.gov

Wuhan Stop
Ms. Wang Jing
027 8555 7791 – 808
Jing.wang@trade.gov

Chengdu Stop
Ms. Fan Li
028 8558 3992
li.fan@trade.gov

Shenyang Stop
Ms. Andrea Shen
024 2322 1198
Andrea.Shen@trade.gov

 


Detailed Event Information For Philoxenia 2012 "Discover America" - CS Athens Literature Promotion Program Detailed Event Information For Philoxenia 2012 "Discover America" - CS Athens Literature Promotion Program
Philoxenia 2012 "Discover America" - CS Athens Literature Promotion Program -- Travel and Tourism Industries
Pre-Register for this event
Location/Date: Athens, Greece 11/22/2012 - 11/25/2012
Event Summary:
Philoxenia, Greece's premier annual international travel and tourism exhibition, takes place every year in Thessaloniki, the second largest city in northern Greece. The CS Athens Literature Promotion Program (LPP) customizes and expands-upon the traditional catalog show. We select the best trade shows at which to hold the LPP, in sectors that offer the greatest potential for U.S. firms. We know that it is very important that we understand your products or services, and your objectives for participating in this event, so before the event we will ask you to complete a Company Profile, detailing your products or services, your competitive advantages, your objectives for participating in the LPP, the most important criteria that you are looking for in an overseas partner, and other important information. We will then call you to review your Profile and answer any questions you may have. All of this information will better enable us to discuss your products or services with visitors to the event and to obtain the right information from them. CS Athens' participation in Philoxenia, which started in 2010 for the first time, through its “Discover America” Literature Promotion Program was a resounding success, generating Export Successes for the participating U.S. companies. In addition to the display of U.S. companies' literature in our booth, CS Athens will arrange for a number of promotional activities for U.S. participants before, during and after the show. Before Philoxenia, CS Athens will send press releases to all major travel media, major tour operators and travel agents, and to the Philoxenia organizers. During Philoxenia, CS Athens will distribute press releases with the profiles of U.S. participating companies to travel journalists that participated in the press conference given by the Minister of Tourism. And following Philoxenia, CS Athens will arrange with internet travel sites to upload information on our participation. After the event, CS Athens will provide the trade leads generated at the show to the U.S. participants and send a follow-up message to the firms we met with, reminding them of our meeting. New Service Added: Philoxenia Organizers will again invite foreign tour operators that will be available for pre-arranged one-on-one meetings. CS Athens plans to meet with and promote the U.S. participants to these tour operators. Participation fee is $300 per U.S. entity. This is a very popular event so be sure to reserve your space right away!

Contacts:
Irene Ralli, Athens
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 30-210-720-2224; 2225
Irene.Ralli@trade.gov
David McNeill, Santo Domingo
Senior Commercial Officer
Phone: 809-368-7162
David.McNeill@trade.gov
Maria Georgousi, Athens
Commercial Assistant
Phone: 30-210-720-2303
Maria.Georgousi@trade.gov